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The Latest: FBI says it's aiding Sri Lanka investigation

Apr. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 1:42 a.m. The FBI says it's providing assistance in the investigation into the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the aid on Monday but did not elaborate on what specific help was...

Libyan force slows Tripoli push over concerns for civilians

Apr. 22, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence, as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people. Fighting erupted on April 5, pitting the...

Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trials

Apr. 21, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's king on Sunday reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted and stripped of their nationality amid a series of mass trials conducted as part of a yearslong crackdown on dissent. The surprise royal order gave no explanation for King Hamad bin Isa Al...

UN says attack in central Mali kills peacekeeper from Egypt

Apr. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general has condemned an attack on a U.N. convoy in Mali that killed a peacekeeper from Egypt. A statement by the spokesman for Antonio Guterres says four other peacekeepers were wounded in the Saturday morning attack between Douentza and Boni in the...

UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks

Apr. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Apr. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre...

The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service

Apr. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Crown of Thorns relic saved from the fire at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has been presented to worshippers at special Good Friday ceremony. Many believe the crown was placed on the head of Jesus...

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. "We are outraged," WHO Director-General...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Apr. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador...

WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

Apr. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded. The clashes, which erupted earlier in...